Conus geographus. It stings with a harpoon, emitting deadly conotoxins.  Believed to be responsible for up to 30 human deaths worldwide, but also useful in medicine.

Conus geographus. It stings with a harpoon, emitting deadly conotoxins. Believed to be responsible for up to 30 human deaths worldwide, but also useful in medicine.

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Conus geographus   Linnaeus, 1758    At night, Yomitan Reef, Okinawa, Japan (86 mm.)
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Fish-hunting Conus geographus and Conus tulipa are caught on camera attempting to capture prey by lowering the victim’s blood sugar, retarding their ability to flee.

Fish-hunting Conus geographus and Conus tulipa are caught on camera attempting to capture prey by lowering the victim’s blood sugar, retarding their ability to flee.

หอยเต้าปูนลายแผนที่หรือหอยเต้าปูนลายผ้า (Conus geographus)  https://m.facebook.com/Seashellhuahin/

หอยเต้าปูนลายแผนที่หรือหอยเต้าปูนลายผ้า (Conus geographus) https://m.facebook.com/Seashellhuahin/

cône-  - Fabrice Rozier - 22/01/14 - Jardin de CorailCône géographe - Conus geographus

cône- - Fabrice Rozier - 22/01/14 - Jardin de CorailCône géographe - Conus geographus

CA 15302 a Toxic shells (Terebra consobrina, Conus geographus, Conus textile)

CA 15302 a Toxic shells (Terebra consobrina, Conus geographus, Conus textile)

Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758  Geography cone, 129mm  Conus geographus is the largest of the fish-eating cone shells and is also the most dangerous. Its venom has adapted to become powerful enough to quickly stun or kill a prey fish. It wouldn't do the cone much good if the fish were stung and escaped, only to die somewhere else. In addition to having highly virulent venom, it also has an aggressive attitude.

Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758 Geography cone, 129mm Conus geographus is the largest of the fish-eating cone shells and is also the most dangerous. Its venom has adapted to become powerful enough to quickly stun or kill a prey fish. It wouldn't do the cone much good if the fish were stung and escaped, only to die somewhere else. In addition to having highly virulent venom, it also has an aggressive attitude.

Conus geographus in fb Association Française de Conchyliologie

Conus geographus in fb Association Française de Conchyliologie

Cone snails are known for their venom. Upwards of fifteen people have died of it. One snail, Conus geographus, doesn't even have to sting to kill its prey. And scientists have found out why.

Cone snails are known for their venom. Upwards of fifteen people have died of it. One snail, Conus geographus, doesn't even have to sting to kill its prey. And scientists have found out why.

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